The Vancouver Sun
The B.C. government has appointed Dianne Flood as acting commissioner for teacher regulation until a permanent commissioner can be found.
Flood will handle reports about teacher conduct and competence and will decide whether to order investigations.
The Education Ministry announced the appointment Monday, saying Flood has extensive experience in administrative law. She was an executive director in the Attorney General’s Ministry and a former chair of the Property Assessment Appeal Board. She has also served as an assistant deputy minister with the Manitoba government and vice-chairwoman of Manitoba’s Municipal Board.
The commissioner will play a key role in the new teacher regulation branch, which replaced the B.C. College of Teachers this month. It’s responsible for regulating 67,000 B.C. educators who work in public, independent and First Nations schools.
While on the topic of appointments, I need to correct an earlier post that said Theo Vandeweg is B.C.’s new independent schools inspector. In fact, he has been acting inspector since the unexplained departure of Ed Vanderboom. The competition for the full-time position closed Dec. 20, and the ministry said it’s received applications from a number of very qualified people.
Including one from Vandeweg, my sources say.
By Janet Steffenhagen, Vancouver Sun
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